Oregon ranks top and bottom schools

Oregon ranks top and bottom schools

Oregon released a ranking of its schools based on a five-tier system.

114 schools, which enroll nearly 50,000 Oregon students, earned the top rating on state school report cards issued today. They got their students to make outsized year-to-year gains, and they excelled with low-income, minority, second-language and special ed students.

Sherwood High, Beaverton's Stoller Middle School, Alice Ott Middle School in David Douglas and Tualatin Elementary are among those with top results, measured primarily by how far they helped students progress from year to year on state math and reading tests and, for high schools, how many they got to graduate. More than 91 percent of Sherwood's class of 2012 earned diplomas in four years, 23 percentage points better than the state average.

Read more at OregonLive.com.